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Maybe Tim Tebow just needs a taste of Drew Copeland




Will Tim Tebow play on Saturday when the Florida Gators take on LSU? Will the effects of his concussion permit him to play like his old battering-ram self?

We're afraid we don't have the answer. But we do know this: Maybe a little Drew Copeland on his iPod would help.

Copeland is the guitarist for Gainesville-based roots-rockers Sister Hazel, above, who are known for hits like All For You and Change Your Mind. In 2004 he released a solo album called No Regrets, containing the song A Little Like Heaven. Catchy track, nice chorus, lyrics about Gainesville-area landmarks like Hogtown Creek and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park ... it's got a beat, you can dance to it, all that jazz.

Enter Urban Meyer. In August, the Gators' coach talked about the song to, And even though Meyer was still coaching at Utah when the song was released ... well, let's just say he's a fan:

Today, it is Meyer's theme song.

He even made his children memorize the lyrics — like he did with his players and the Gator fight song — and pushes Copeland to play it every time the Sister Hazel member visits the lakehouse that the Meyer family owns on Melrose Bay. ...

"He made me play it twice the last time I was out there," Copeland said. ...

"That song should be kind of a community rallying song," Meyer said. "Maybe it's not, but it should be. This is a helluva community. Go find one better. I've lived in seven different places. This is the best place we've ever lived."

Indeed. Copeland's people sent us an mp3, and in an effort to get Gator fans pumped up for the LSU game, we're offering it as a free download. Click here to preview the song, and then right-click the link below to save it.

Download: Drew Copeland - A Little Like Heaven

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]


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